All awaiting for the arrival of The District Apostle
27 March 2018

Palm Sunday’s divine service at Gbethrome in Badagry was the last program for the 3-days visit of District Apostle Michael Ehrich to Nigeria.

From Ikeja where he found accommodation to the ancient city of Badagry, which is just an hour drive,  but due to the heavy construction of the Trans West Africa route, and bad roads, the journey took over 2 hours.

The District Apostle seemed to have prepared himself for such a journey so he was not deterred by these entire obstacles.  He wanted to see the brethren in Badagry and serve them.

The District Apostle was accompanied by all the Apostles and Bishops active and retired with their wives.  The joy was immense as the members could see their little congregation of Gbethrome receiving such a high number of ministers for a divine service.
As soon as the District Apostle arrived, some Sunday school children and confirmands of the district welcomed him and his entourage with a song “Toiling Bravely Onward,” and handed him a bouquet of flowers.

For the divine service, the district apostle read a Text word from Colossians 3: 1 “If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God.”

In his message the District Apostle said: Palm Sunday reminds us of the triumphal entry of Christ into Jerusalem. The people were shouting Hosanna, meaning – “Lord help us.” They saw him as a King that will deliver them from the Romans reign. His Kingdom is not of this world but he sits at the right hand of God where he pleads for us. Few days later, the people shouted crucify him. Today, people want instant miracles. People of this time look for healing at all cost. The lame walked and the blind could see. But the opposite is the case in our time in what is termed miracle: hence the deception in the world.

We should also love our neighbors as ourselves by giving helping hand.

The people laid palms and clothes for Jesus who rides on a donkey to demonstrate his royal majesty. Instead of laying palm fronds and clothes in our time, we give our hearts to Jesus.
Reference was made from Colossians 3: 11 – 13, the District Apostle advised that, we need to demonstrate the characteristics of our Lord Jesus Christ by putting on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering, bearing with one another, and forgiving one another.

“The choir sang with lots of joy and the congregation was lively,” the District Apostle noted.
In this divine service, The District Apostle invited the Bishop Urom, Apostle Onwukwe and Lead Apostle Nwogu to serve along in that order.

326 members were in attendance in this divine service.